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Big Rig
by Jamie A. Swenson and Ned Young


Overview - Come along for the ride as Frankie the big rig truck takes us on the job, driving past kiddie cars (school buses) and land yachts (RVs). Hear the horn blow and the wipers schwat the windshield clean. But, BANG SHHUUU Uh-oh: a blow-out Don't worry, a service truck saves the day so we can get the job done and make a very special delivery.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Come along for the ride as Frankie the big rig truck takes us on the job, driving past kiddie cars (school buses) and land yachts (RVs). Hear the horn blow and the wipers schwat the windshield clean. But, BANG SHHUUU Uh-oh: a blow-out Don't worry, a service truck saves the day so we can get the job done and make a very special delivery. Every kid will love to learn the truck driver lingo in the story, and shout out their own sound effects as they return for another ride, read after read. Author Jamie Swenson takes readers from zero to sixty with her fast-talking truck and Ned Young's bright and engaging illustrations.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781423163305
  • ISBN-10: 1423163303
  • Publisher: Disney Press
  • Publish Date: February 2014
  • Page Count: 32
  • Reading Level: Ages 2-5
  • Dimensions: 8.8 x 11.5 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.9 pounds


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Books > Juvenile Fiction > Transportation - Cars & Trucks

 
Publishers Weekly Reviews

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2013-11-11
  • Reviewer: Staff

A big rig named Frankie takes readers on a road trip, giving them a healthy dose of trucker vocabulary (a “truck-ionary” with definitions is included). “We’ve got cargo ready to roll,” Frankie explains. “It could be anything. You name it, we haul it.” Frankie’s rough-and-tumble narration (“Do I have a horn? Ha! What do you think?”) owes a big debt to the vehicles in Kate McMullan’s I Stink! and its sequels. Swenson (Boom! Boom! Boom!) also includes loud onomatopoeia, from the “urrrrnnnt– urrrrnnnt!” of Frankie’s horn to the “eeeerrrrrrrrrr... daa-daa-daa-da-da” of his Jake Brake, which should make for noisy readalouds. Young’s work also has echoes of preexisting vehicular lore—the “smiling” bumpers and googly-eyed windshields of Frankie and the other trucks, buses, and cars will feel familiar to fans of the Cars and Trucktown franchises. Still, the story is consistently entertaining: from a rainstorm to a flat tire, there’s no shortage of event, and Young (the Zoomer books) fills his bright, eye-catching scenes with myriad details to explore. Ages 3–6. Author’s agent: Sean McCarthy, Sheldon Fogelman Agency. (Feb.)

 
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